(14-2-1957 / Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: On Looking Back In Time

Oh, how I wish to go back to my past,
With all the wisdom that I now possess!
I know this cannot happen: time flies fast;
I could have put my life in more harness!

Yet, anyway, my past was pretty good;
I wish I could have enjoyed much better;
Have tried to study much harder, I should;
My life was great, such things do not matter.

God has been kinder to me than others;
How can I thank my stars for all my luck;
It wasn’t so with some sisters and brothers;
Perhaps, they lacked some finance and more pluck!

But all the same, God has been kind to me;
I thank you God, with all my heart, truly!
Copyright by Dr John Celes 12-27-2006

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